Items tagged with Radiation exposure

The National Council on Radiation Protection & Measurements (NCRP) released a report that states that the average effective radiation dose individuals in the U.S. have received in 2006 has increased about 1.7-times since the early 1980s (from 3.6 mSv to 6.2 mSv)*. Contrary to what many might think, however, this almost doubling in radiation exposure does not come from the increased use of consumer electronics devices or from the increase in the number of devices that utilize radio frequencies, such as mobile phones or Wi-Fi networking; but, it in fact comes primarily from the significant increase... Read more...